These warm spring days brings back my cravings for parfaits and since I am on the lookout for healthy desserts Strawberry Chia Amaranth Parfait tops my dessert list and substantially satisfies my sweet taste buds.
Talk about health and nutrition…. This parfait is made up of almond milk, super food chia, and good carbohydrate amaranth grains in puffed form for crunchy bites and antioxidant strawberries. I can’t ask for more…. This is a delight to eat and so hard to resist that even while capturing in my lenses I was constantly licking this Strawberry Chia Amaranth Parfait.
To increase the sweetness of fresh strawberries and reduce the sourness I soaked them in some maple syrup and blended half of them in a blender. On the other hand I heated a sauce pan and combined almond milk along with the blended strawberries and boiled. Immediately I added chia seeds into it and within a minute the mixture started thickening. I allowed it to cool down. This gave me enough time to puff all the amaranth grains to my satisfaction which added to the crunch to this parfait.
Now, in a serving glass/bowl, added the first layer of soaked strawberries, then generously added the cold strawberry chia mixture, sprinkled lots and lots of crispy amaranth grains, topped with soaked strawberries again (because I love chewing on fresh fruits) and garnished with slivered almond.
What’s next? Just dig into it and relish every bite of this cool and luscious dessert. I saved some for my breakfast next day and I was on top of the world because I was eating dessert for breakfast 🙂 . I am soooo happy to share this healthy dessert with you all. Enjoy!!!!!!